Speaking of Well-being | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Speaking of well-being… Malay: kesejahteraan Spanish: bienestar. Chinese: 健康快乐 French: bien-être. Japanese:    幸福で満たされている状態 German: Wohlbefinden.   I first had the opportunity to learn a new language in my first year of senior school (a very long time ago!). French was the only language on offer- that made sense as the French and Scots have […]

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A Guide to Effective Exam Revision

Exam season is upon us. From internal assessments to exams that will help determine university predicted grades, without forgetting the ongoing external IGCSE and IB exams; there is a growing buzz around the College. It is natural and very normal for anxiety levels to increase during this time. As Beaks, this change of pace and […]

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Embracing your Inner Child | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” is one of my favourite quotes that reminds me to embrace my inner child through adulthood.  But what does that mean?  The dictionary definition of ‘inner child’ is ‘“the childlike usually hidden part of a person’s personality that is characterised by playfulness, spontaneity, and creativity” (Mirriam-Webster.com).  When we are […]

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Parent Wellbeing Blog | Reflections on Spirit and Community

We are delighted to welcome new pupils to the MCM campus in person this Summer Term with warm, smiling (masked) faces. As the situation regarding COVID-19 in Malaysia continues to improve, we continue to uphold our guiding principles around hygiene and distancing as these have proven to keep our community safe.   Community & Spirit […]

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Diving and Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Final few shutter clicks as my camera flash floods the hotel room with light. I’ve just set up my camera gear and packed my day pack. I walk over the sandy path between the bungalows towards the restaurant for an early morning breakfast. As usual, the restaurant is buzzing with life at this time of […]

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Ancient Chinese Methods to Relieve Stress | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Where there is no movement there is pain. Where there is movement there is no pain.” –  Traditional Chinese saying   Acupuncture, which is called zhēn jiū in Chinese, is a medical treatment that originated in China. Zhēn means ‘needles that pierce one’s body’,  while Jiū means ‘moxibustion’, a kind of special treatment in traditional […]

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Tsunamis and Grief

Actor Richard E Grant, having recently lost his wife, said, “Grief hits us like tsunamis as we try and put one foot in front of the other”.  As our community was struck by grief earlier this term, I was compelled to write down my experience with grief, not for pity, but to help those who […]

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The Power of Conversation in the Digital Age

Observing one of our recent Friday well-being sessions, I was reminded of the immense impact of conversation on interpersonal connections. Being one of the three C’s of MCM – Conversation has always been recognized as paramount for connection and empathy. However, I want to highlight how, in this new digital age, conversations are even more […]

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The New Normal | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When I had children, I am not sure what I expected. Difficulty, sure, but what did I expect them to be like? I think I assumed a level of ‘normality’, once the initial post-birth check that they had all their fingers and toes was completed. Now, I wonder what I thought ‘normal’ was.   We […]

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The Voices in Our Heads | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Do you ever notice that small voice inside your head?  The one that might give you a pep talk in challenging situations. Or the one that might cause you to further doubt yourself when feeling insecure.  That voice is called your “inner voice” and is shaped over years, by the patterns of the things people say […]

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The Important Moment | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Every day, everywhere our children spread their dreams beneath our feet and we should tread softly.” Ken Robinson   I use the quote from the late Sir Ken Robinson as this is a wellbeing blog after all and putting the children first is ingrained in my role. There is no doubt we are all suffering […]

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A Lesson from Childhood | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Get creative: how doing something practical, just for the fun of it, can create a sense of purpose and release. A lesson from childhood.   This is a story of creativity, release, bloodshed, bodily harm, tears, hope and humanity.    Writing those words I am struck by the fact that it could describe my childhood: […]

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Welcome 2021-22 | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Welcome back to a new year and one filled with hope, optimism and confidence. This is founded on the impressive vaccination programme in Malaysia; how such programmes have worked so effectively in other countries and, of course, our pioneering work in Wellbeing. Our progress within the field of Wellbeing is testament to our multi-talented pool […]

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Humour | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When thinking on a suitable topic for the penultimate Parent Wellbeing Blog this year, what better choice than Humour, in the belief that a good laugh benefits health, relationships and overall well being. That is equally true in college and at home. It may not be the obvious one that springs to mind toward the […]

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